29 days in Finland Itinerary

29 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
4
Joensuu
— 3 nights
5
Sotkamo
— 2 nights
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
7
Levi
— 3 nights
8
Rovaniemi
— 4 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki route planner.

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki. Traveling from Denver in February, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (33°F), and nights are about the same (26°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, ponder the design of Harmonia, and hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 32°F, while at night they dip to 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Rauhaniemi Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Church of Keuruu and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko). Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art (in Mantta-Vilppula), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Pori (Herrainpaivat Beach & Yyteri Beach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, take an in-depth tour of Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere route maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 30°F, while at night they dip to 21°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Herrainpaivat Beach ©
Herrainpaivat Beach

3
nights
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Visiting Ukko-Koli and Utra Beach will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lieksa (Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto & Pielisen Museum) and Koli National Park (Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, Paha-Koli Hill, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Honkaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Joensuu journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Joensuu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In February, daytime highs in Joensuu are 28°F, while nighttime lows are 19°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sotkamo.

Things to do in Joensuu

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

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Ukko-Koli ©
Ukko-Koli
Paha-Koli Hill ©
Paha-Koli Hill
Akka-Koli Hill ©
Akka-Koli Hill

2
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Sotkamo

Sotkamo ©
Sotkamo is a municipality of Finland, located in the Kainuu region. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Hiukka, then kick back and relax at Venajanhiekka, and then take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Kainuun Vaellustalli and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tiilikkajarven Kansallispuisto.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sotkamo online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Joensuu to Sotkamo takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sotkamo are 27°F, while nighttime lows are 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Sotkamo

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Venajanhiekka ©
Venajanhiekka
Kainuun Vaellustalli ©
Kainuun Vaellustalli
Vuokatinvaara ©
Vuokatinvaara

2
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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and Saint Tryphon Pechenga Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Urho Kekkonen National Park and Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip tool.

You can drive from Sotkamo to Saariselka in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Sotkamo in February, expect Saariselka to be little chillier, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get outdoors at Levi Ski Resort and Yllas Ski Resort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Levi: Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park (in Muonio) and Safaris (in Akaslompolo). Next up on the itinerary: bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, fly down the slopes at Kids' Land, and stop by Elan Ski Shop & Rental.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip builder.

You can fly from Saariselka to Levi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Levi sees daily highs of 24°F and lows of 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park ©
Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
Safaris

4
nights
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, see Santa Claus Office, and get a taste of life in the country at Napapiirin Porofarmi.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

Getting from Levi to Rovaniemi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are 22°F, while nighttime lows are 14°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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